West Bengal

  • Mamata Banerjee Presidency Univerity VC Anuradha Lohia
    Aug 22, 2015 09:11 IST

    Mamata shown black flags at Presidency University, V-C gheraoed

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was forced to cut short her programme at the Presidency University and beat a hasty retreat to avoid an embarrassing situation while education minister Partha Chatterjee exited through a back gate.

  • After attack at Karachi airpot,Central Industrial Security Force(CISF )
    Jul 31, 2015 14:22 IST

    CISF jawan falls to death at Kolkata airport

    GC Singh was carrying out anti-sabotage checks before the chief minister’s flight landed. The jawan stepped on a polycarbonate sheet which couldn’t take his weight.

  • Uber
    Jul 21, 2015 22:06 IST

    Kolkata: Uber cabbie masturbates while driving woman, arrested

    An Uber cab driver has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly masturbating while driving a 25-year-old woman passenger, a virtual repeat of an incident involving another taxi aggregator service in the national capital earlier this month.

  • Ghosts of Calcutta by Sebastian Ortiz.
    Jul 20, 2015 13:38 IST

    French diplomat's Kolkata love leads to book on its spooky side

    The ghosts of Kolkata and the spirit of the city have fascinated Fabrice Etienne, the French consul general in Kolkata, so much that he has ended up writing a book on its spookier side.

  • Bangladesh citizens accused in Ranaghat nun rape case in Ludhiana.
    Jun 23, 2015 00:30 IST

    CID files chargesheet against 5 accused in Ranaghat case

    The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Ranaghat rape and robbery case has submitted the chargesheet on Monday against five of the nine-member gang.

  • toy train
    Jun 13, 2015 12:56 IST

    Iconic toy train begins Siliguri-Darjeeling journey all over again

    On Friday, The Darjeeling Mail, the iconic toy train which was given a world heritage tag by UNESCO, resumed the Siliguri-Darjeeling journey and made the 51km stretch in just under 10 hours.

  • TMC Youth leader Expelled Malda college Samsi Kolkata Rape threat
    Jun 06, 2015 11:25 IST

    Rape threat to teachers: Malda college set to expel TMC youth leader

    The managing committee of Malda’s Samsi College on Friday decided to expel Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader Tajamul Haque from the institution. Haque, the cultural affairs secretary of Samsi College, had allegedly threatened to rape and kill two lady teachers of the institution.

  • Drug addiction Kolkata Cops
    Jun 06, 2015 10:59 IST

    Cops to launch drive against illegal drug rehab centres in city

    A large number of de-addiction psychiatric rehabilitation centres, that is, centres that rehabilitate and detoxify drug/ alcohol abusers, are mushrooming in the city and the districts without valid permission from the health department, thereby virtually endangering the lives of patients.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jun 05, 2015 18:24 IST

    Rahul to speak to Bengal's jobless jute workers

    Out of 56 jute mills in West Bengal, 16 have remained shut for over a month now, with over 70,000 workers jobless. Workers believe there is no one to fight for them at the Centre and Rahul Gandhi's visit may bring into light their conditions.

  • Samsi College
    Jun 05, 2015 07:57 IST

    Bengal college student threatens teachers with rape, murder

    A second-year college student and a member of Trinamool Congress' students wing, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, allegedly threatened to rape and murder two teachers after they asked him to leave a classroom in West Bengal's Malda district.

  • West Bengal board results
    May 22, 2015 13:23 IST

    Boys outshine girls in Bengal board Class 10 exams, check results

    The West Bengal board declared the Class 10 exam (popularly known as Madhyamik exam) results on Friday. It has recorded an overall pass percentage of 82.66%.

  • New Market
    May 18, 2015 13:28 IST

    Fire sweeps through part of Kolkata's New Market

    A fire swept through the fishmongers' section of Kolkata's famed New Market on Monday.

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti